FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Mary Epping
Assistant to the Court Administrator
Phone: (573) 886-4059
Email: mary.epping@courts.mo.gov

CROSS-COUNTRY DRUG COURT TOUR TO VISIT
13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR SPECIAL NATIONAL DRUG COURT MONTH GRADUATION/RALLY

Please Join Us In Celebrating Mid-Missouri Alternative Sentencing Courts!

May 1, 2013 - The National Association of Drug Court Professionals’ All Rise America! On the Road for Recovery will make a stop in Columbia at the Boone County Courthouse to participate in a special National Drug Court Month Graduation/Rally on May 13, 2013. The 13th Circuit is one of only 26 stops All Rise America! will make along the 3,500 mile route from California to New York City. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Boone County Courthouse Plaza (weather permitting) which is located between the Boone County Government Center, the Boone County Courthouse, and Bleu restaurant at the intersection of 8th Street and Walnut Street, in Columbia.

We will celebrate Mid-Missouri Alternative Sentencing Courts through a graduation honoring individuals who have successfully completed one of the intensive programs that include comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability. We anticipate having graduates from all of our Boone and Callaway Alternative Sentencing Courts: Drug Court, DWI Court, Mental Health Court, and OnTrack Court. All other Missouri Alternative Sentencing Courts that are present will also be recognized.

All members of the media and the public are welcome to attend this event.

Who: 13th Circuit Alternative Sentencing Courts

What: National Drug Court Month graduation/rally featuring the National Association of Drug Court Professionals All Rise America!

When: May 13, 2013, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Boone County Courthouse Plaza (weather permitting) located on 8th Street between Walnut St. and Ash Street.

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